The Libingan ng mga Bayani is not, as its name suggests, literally a heroes’ cemetery. Soldiers, policemen, and former Philippine presidents can be buried there, apparently on the tenuous presumption that by having worn a police or military uniform, or being elected to the Philippine presidency, an individual becomes a hero — meaning an exemplar…
Month: November 2016
Despite the rain, more than 20,000 gather at the Rizal (formerly Luneta) Park in Manila to condemn the rehabilitation of the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
In various cities throughout the country, ordinary citizens join protest actions against the hasty burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
“It is our future that is at stake here that is why it is only right that we speak out against it (Marcos burial).”
“We mark this day with our vow to continue the struggle – to oppose the official restoration of the Marcoses and efforts to overturn history.”
Overseas Filipino workers and Filipino immigrants in different parts of the world added their voices in denouncing the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB). Migrante International chapters in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Canada, United…
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Much has already been said about the historical revisionism, callousness and political implications of the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The accountability of President Duterte for allowing the burial, as well as that of all post-martial law presidents for their…
“It’s been seven years that we have been dreaming of justice,” Arlene told journalists and press freedom advocates. “We hope you will not forget what happened to our loved ones.”
Martial law activists and youths call on the public to join the fight in the arena which the Marcoses cannot control: the streets.
Instead of providing more personnel to the villages, Health Secretary Ubial’s plan is to retrench health workers.
“Most of the children admitted they feel anger. Others said they want to take revenge. But all of them want justice and they want the rule of law to reign.”